Thursday, October 29, 2020

Inside Voices by Sarah Davis - Book Blitz + Giveaway

Inside Voices
The mind is a strange beast...extraordinary, unpredictable, protective.

Penny Osborn's mind is no exception. In High School, Penny witnessed a massacre and lost her father to the same killers. She had seen it unfold before it happened, in a premonition, but could not prevent it.

A college research project at the edge of the Arctic is her chance for a new beginning. Struggling with PTSD, Penny's therapy includes running, dogs, and guitars. Yet her fresh start is plagued by new premonitions, dark and foreboding, that coincide with a rising number of murders in the community. Her visions are vague, offering little to identify the killer.

When confronted with an orphaned polar bear cub, Penny risks everything to save its life. The deepening mystery of the murdered women, coupled with the exhaustive duties of caring for the small cub, draw her closer to her friend, Noah, and further from her sister.

Fearful for the serial killer's next target, Penny discovers where her physical abilities can help her.

Will letting go of the past lead to healing? And can she stop the murders?

Author Q&A
1. What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author? 
Distractions. While writing, I'm easily torn from my thoughts. My hubby gifted me a pair of noise-canceling headphones…they are excellent but now, to get my attention, my family has to jump around or tap me on the shoulder. Did I mention I scare easily? 

2. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be? 
As in life, never give up. Take a break if you need it, but never give up. You may find that life steps in altering your dream, and that is okay. 

3. Favorite childhood memory involving books? 
Those Disney books that came with a cassette tape - readalongs. "You'll know it is time to turn the page when the chimes ring like this. *chimes* Let's begin now." I couldn't get enough of those books! 

4. If you could dine with any literary character, who would it be and why? 
Terry Pratchett's character DEATH. The guy gets a bad rap for what is only his job. Bet he would like to unwind, maybe share a few tales not mentioned in Sir Pratchett's books. 

5. What fantastical fictional world would you want to live in (if any) given the chance? 
Every place has its pros and cons. I'll stick with North Dakota.

6. Did you want to be an author when you grew up? 
No, I originally wanted to be a nun. I became a veterinarian instead.

7. If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be? 
Crazy haired weirdo (my older daughter suggested that, and I don’t disagree)

8. What’s one movie you like recommending to others?
The Princess Bride.

9. If you could own any animal as a pet, what would it be?
An elephant. Then it could give my dog a bath. 

10. What is the first book that made you cry? 
If it wasn't Wind in the Willows, then it was The Black Stallion back in grade school. Yes, yes. I've been told I'm too sensitive. Whatever. I can't make myself not cry when the mood strikes. 

11. How long, on average, does it take you to write a book? 
I work full-time, so my writing time is essentially spare moments and stolen hours, where I ignore my family (sorry!). Inside Voices took about 6 years, BUT I learned a lot and hope the next books go more quickly. 

12. How do you select the names of your characters? 
I tried to avoid the names of friends or family for Inside Voices. Lists of baby names, name origin lists were my go-to references. It's exciting to name characters. I have all these children (of my mind) that I can call whatever I want!

13. What creature do you consider your "spirit animal" to be? 
Are we talking about real animals? If so, it's probably a horse...erm, a fat pony who doesn’t like her feet handled. 

14. What are your top 5 favorite movies? 
The Princess Bride, The Man From Snowy River, The Last Unicorn, Monty Python's Search for the Holy Grail, and Goonies.

15. If you were the last person on Earth, what would you do? 
Wouldn't that be terribly lonely? Hopefully, there would be dogs. And books. I'd have to wander to a warmer place, definitely with a beach. I'm sure I'd find plenty of things to do. I mean, I'm really good at creating work for myself now! Ha

16. Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?
he book won't write itself. So start. Anywhere. The beginning, middle, end. Just start writing. And be patient. It will take time, and you will become frustrated and convinced it's garbage. So write from the heart and for yourself. Let it sit before you begin editing. Then hire a professional editor to show you how to improve your work. 

17. What is your favorite genre to read? 
Sci-fi/fantasy - dark thrillers.


Sarah Davis is many things...wife, mother, veterinarian, writer. An avid reader, she enjoys stories that transport her into new and exciting lands. Having read more books than she could ever count, she has considered writing a novel for ages. It wasn't until the idea for "Inside Voices" popped into her mind that she finally started pursuing that dream, with much encouragement from her family. She and her incredible husband share their remote home on the prairie with their three extraordinary children and one mostly human weimaraner.

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